REALITY CHECK: Trump & His Billionaire GOP Megadonor Desperately Trying to Greenwash Gardner’s Toxic Environmental Record

REALITY CHECK: Trump & His Billionaire GOP Megadonor Desperately Trying to Greenwash Gardner’s Toxic Environmental Record

Trump: “Cory Gardner’s doing a fantastic job… What he’s does with us for the environment in Colorado has been incredible”

FACT: Gardner & Trump have rolled back at least 100 protections for clean air and water, polluted Colorado’s environment & failed to protect public lands

Denver, COPresident Trump and another of his billionaire GOP megadonors are desperately trying to greenwash Senator Cory Gardner’s toxic environmental record that earned him a failing 11% lifetime score from the League of Conservation Voters and a spot on their notorious “Dirty Dozen” list. After Gardner played a “key role” pushing through the GOP tax scam that save the wealthiest like GOP megadonor Joe Ricketts billions of dollars, Ricketts is returning the favor with his shady Super PAC airing a deceptive new greenwashing ad to boost Gardner’s losing campaign with a new nearly million dollar ad buy. 

Simultaneously, Trump also tried to boost Gardner’s weak environmental credentials yesterday on a campaign call with QAnon conspiracy theory believer Lauren Boebert, saying “Cory Gardner’s doing a fantastic job” on the environment — which only makes sense if you’re Trump and think it’s “fantastic” to reverse a hundred protections for clean air and water.

“President Trump and billionaire-backed big money groups are working overtime to deceive voters and greenwash Senator Gardner’s trash environmental record of selling out our public lands and exacerbating climate change,” said Colorado Democratic Party spokesperson Eli Rosen. “Coloradans know that Senator Gardner’s record certainly isn’t ‘green,’ but the new cash his special interest billionaire allies are spending in a last-ditch attempt to save him is.”

Ricketts — who is one of Trump’s most ardent supporters, with a Super PAC and “one of the largest dark money organizations in the nation” to boost the president — and his family’s dark money group spent $15 million to support the GOP tax scam that Gardner played a crucial role in passing and it paid its dividends: the wealthiest like Ricketts save billions in dollars from the GOP tax bill. Now, Ricketts is throwing back some of his savings to his hard-working foot soldiers like Gardner with deceptive TV ads. 

Here are the facts that Gardner’s big money Super PAC allies leave out: 

GARDNER SOLD OUT COLORADO’S PUBLIC LANDS

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